§ 30. Major-General Sir Alfred Knox
asked the Secretary of State for India the pay per month of a lieutenant of the Royal Engineers while serving in India; the allowance he receives for his wife and two children in England; and the Indian Income Tax, if any, that is deducted from these sums?
§ The Secretary of State for India (Mr. Amery)
I shall take an emergency commissioned officer who has elected the new code of allowances. His pay and allowances amount to Rs. 545 a month, plus Rs, 170 a month family allowance—total Rs. 715 a month, on which Rs. 60 a month income tax will be payable.
§ Sir A. Knox
Does not the right hon. Gentleman consider that this amount is rather large for a war-time soldier who has left home and gone out to India to serve?